FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Personal Information

Name:

Dr. Edith Weseja Bwana
Lecturer   

Contact Address:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dar Es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE)
P. O Box 2329 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Phone:+255 22 2850975;Mobile:+255 716198972
Emails:edith.bwana@gmail.com

Education Profile

2014-2019:  PhD in Literature, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2008-2010:  Master of Arts in Literature, Germany
2004-2008: Bachelor of English Linguistics and Literature and German as a Foreign Language, Germany

Areas of Research

  • Representation of Gender in African Literature
  • African Masculinities
  • Race
  • Multi-racial Literature
  • Migration and Contact Literature

Teaching Areas

  • African Women Writers
  • Introduction to Literary Devices
  • Modern Literary Theories
  • Migration Literature

Publications

  1. Bwana, Edith W.(2013) Polyphony in Desertion: Creation of multiple stories through the use of focalisation. UDOM Journal of Humanities, Vol 2 (2).

  2. Bwana, Edith W. (2013). Understanding the social changes in Tanzania: Independence and loss of Hegemonic Masculinity in Ruhumbika’s novel Village in Uhuru. JEHS, Vol 2 (2).

  3. Bwana, Edith W. (2018). Intra-Author Intertextuality and the Novels of Vassanji. Fasihi, Lugha na Utamaduni wa Kiswahili na Kiafrika.

  4. Bwana, Edith W. (2018). Literary Cartography: The Mapping of Colonial and Post-Colonial Races in Vassanji’s The Gunny Sack. JEHS (under review)